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Issa: White House Helped Draw Up Net Neutrality Rules
expose obama ^ | 3/13/11 | Brooks Boliek, Politico

Posted on 03/13/2011 5:18:51 PM PDT by Nachum

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is denying a charge that White House officials improperly influenced the commission’s net neutrality rules.

In a November 2009 letter to Genachowski, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said media reports suggest “that Obama administration officials had knowledge of and potentially contributed to [the] crafting of” the controversial net neutrality rules.

Specifically, Issa noted that a 2009 American Spectator article said a draft of the net neutrality rules had been circulated to Obama administration officials — and that Genachowski and President Barack Obama made suspiciously similar remarks about the rules on Sept. 21, 2009.

Issa — then the ranking member, now the chairman of the House Oversight Committee — asked, among other things, whether then-White House economic adviser Larry Summers had had any contact with the FCC about net neutrality.

When Issa received no response to his letter, he wrote again on Dec. 29, 2010. His letters – and a response from Genachowski – were released by the FCC on Thursday.

In his response, Genachowski said that the Communications Act of 1934 “does not prohibit communications between commissioners and commission staff and members of the administration.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baker; clyburn; fcc; genachowski; helped; house; issa; mcdowell; netneutrality; white

1 posted on 03/13/2011 5:18:59 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 03/13/2011 5:19:39 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

NO NO a thousand times NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Net neutrality is a filthy liberal commie LIE

Fight it!


3 posted on 03/13/2011 5:19:54 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum

bump


4 posted on 03/13/2011 5:22:54 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: LucyT; BP2; rxsid; null and void; Candor7

ping


5 posted on 03/13/2011 5:23:55 PM PDT by tutstar
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To: Nachum

Count me surprised.....NOT!!!!!!!!!


6 posted on 03/13/2011 5:24:26 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: yldstrk

Fight it!
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I agree. I’ve been arguing against Net Neutrality right from the get-go.

But ... Why is this particular issue such a big deal?


7 posted on 03/13/2011 5:25:14 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: Nachum

Am I missing a larger issue here? I don’t see how the WH crafting this turd is any suprise. The FCC is in Obummers back pocket. I don’t see the criminality with this collusion.


8 posted on 03/13/2011 5:30:02 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Nachum
Isn't the FCC an independent commission?

Summary The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent Federal agency with its five members appointed by the President, subject to confirmation by the Senate. It was established by the Communications Act of 1934 (1934 Act) and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable. The mission of the FCC is to ensure that the American people have available—at reasonable cost and without discrimination—rapid, efficient, nation- and world-wide

Ref: http://www.ipmall.info/hosted_resources/crs/RL32589_091027.pdf

And the President is ordering it what to do? ADD THIS TO THE LIST OF REASONS TO IMPEACH - NOW NOW NOW TODAY.
9 posted on 03/13/2011 5:32:25 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Nachum

Just what oversight is Issa actually acting on???


10 posted on 03/13/2011 5:32:34 PM PDT by maggief
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To: InterceptPoint

Because it will make getting the truth impossible, don’t you see? Already no one trusts the MSM, we have to go to the internet to get differing perspectives.


11 posted on 03/13/2011 5:33:09 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Cheerio

“independent” federal agency? Have you lost your ever lovin’ mind? Who do you think gets appointed to run it? Bambi’s best friend of course. We are talking control of the message here. IT IS A HUGE DEAL!


12 posted on 03/13/2011 5:34:32 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Nachum

The Commie Lawyers will destroy us.


13 posted on 03/13/2011 5:44:24 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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To: yldstrk
“independent” federal agency? Have you lost your ever lovin’ mind? Who do you think gets appointed to run it?

The FCC is directed by five commissioners appointed by the U.S. president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for five-year terms, except when filling an unexpired term.

So how is that Barry has control of it, only being in office 2+ years?
14 posted on 03/13/2011 5:49:43 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: yldstrk

I meant White House involvement. So what?

Bad policy from the FCC or bad policy from the White House. Looks all the same to me.


15 posted on 03/13/2011 6:02:48 PM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: yldstrk
Because it will make getting the truth impossible, don’t you see?

Exactly. It's all about silencing conservatives, and all dissenting opinion. The left can't control things as long as the truth can come out. And believe me, they want control over the people.

16 posted on 03/13/2011 6:11:16 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: Nachum

Obama has his filthy hand in every crap pie being baked in Washington.


17 posted on 03/13/2011 6:13:28 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum

call for darrell issa

18 posted on 03/13/2011 7:06:52 PM PDT by Foolsgold (L I B Lacking in Brains)
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To: Nachum

I am shocked. SHOCKED, I say.


19 posted on 03/13/2011 7:07:16 PM PDT by PENANCE
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To: Nachum

What I see in this, Obama in collusion with the FCC is confirmation of an agenda.

I believe that agenda would be silencing, or impairing participation of Conservative perspectives on issues.

It would be typical of the Obama MO. In search of that obstacle free ride to the mythical pot of Leftist gold we are all paying so dearly for.


20 posted on 03/13/2011 7:07:25 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Cheerio
So how is that Barry has control of it, only being in office 2+ years?

Did you look up the commissioners?

Julius Genachowski 	Democrat	New York	Jun 29, 2009	 
Meredith Attwell Baker 	Republican	Texas		July 31, 2009	 
Mignon Clyburn  	Democrat	South Carolina	August 3, 2009	
There's also Robert M McDowell, Republican, Virginia, appointed Jun 1, 2006 so his term expires this summer and one vacancy because Democrat Michael J. Copps' term expired in Dec 2010.

Now tell us again how FCC is NOT in Obama's pocket?

21 posted on 03/13/2011 7:11:03 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Nachum

A letter sent on Dec. 29th and answered about March 10th. U.S. Postal “snail mail”, I guess.


22 posted on 03/13/2011 7:57:45 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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23 posted on 03/13/2011 8:13:16 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: SumProVita

I know I’m shocked. Shocked!!


24 posted on 03/13/2011 9:15:22 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Cheerio
http://www.ipmall.info/hosted_resources/crs/RL32589_091027.pdf .......................... FRegards
25 posted on 03/14/2011 12:17:14 AM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: newzjunkey
I think we are arguing the same point??? My original post concluded with And the President is ordering it what to do? ADD THIS TO THE LIST OF REASONS TO IMPEACH - NOW NOW NOW TODAY.

I was trying to say, the FCC is not subservient to the Administration, but yet the boy king is telling the FCC what to do. As to it's current makeup I was NOT trying to make a point OTHER THAN the FCC is supposed to be outside of the Admin influence.

IMPEACH NOW.
26 posted on 03/14/2011 8:15:05 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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